UMKC Students Receive Inaugural Honors College Talbott Scholarships

December 21, 2015

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Honors College is pleased to present the inaugural Linda H. and Thomas H. Talbott Scholarship to honors students LeAnna Cates and Drew Cox. A distinguished alumna and civic leader, Linda H. Talbott established this award through an endowment created in 2013. She subsequently bequeathed a $1 million gift to the Honors College in April 2015, which provided the endowment and naming of the College’s first Dean.

Pictured left to right: Drew Cox, Linda H. Talbott, LeAnna Cates

Cates and Cox each received a renewable $1,000 award for their exemplary scholarship and community engagement. The two personally accepted these awards at a lunch with Talbott and Dean James McKusick in November 2015.

The Linda H. and Thomas H. Talbott Scholarship aims to support Missouri residents who are full-time members of the Honors College in good standing and have achieved academic excellence. The scholarship will be awarded annually.

Written by Chelsea Wheeler, Honors College Student Assistant


Honors College to Launch Tenth Volume of Undergraduate Research Journal

Symposium Flyer
Join the Lucerna team, Honors College faculty and staff, and students of all disciplines for the launch of the undergraduate research journal’s tenth volume!

The 2016 Lucerna symposium will be held on February 2, 2016 in Student Union 401AB from 6-8pm. The journal features submissions by Chase Crosby, Haley Crane, Maria Gentry, Eliana Hudson, Autumn Neal, Jonathan Reavis, Caleb Stockham, Layney Viets, and Jonathan Brown.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP to the Honors College Facebook event or by January 26 to attend.

Break-Out Sessions

Click here to view the tentative program.

Written by Chelsea Wheeler, Honors College Student Assistant

Honors Student Featured in UMKC Today

UMKC Going Places
Business student and member of the Honors College Clara Stahl was recently featured in UMKC Today. Stahl studies business administration with an emphasis on finance and entrepreneurship at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, and is currently in the process of completing a Senior Honors Thesis.  To learn more about Stahl, please visit the UMKC Today feature here.


Written by Chelsea Wheeler, Honors College Student Assistant